American Disabilities Act Anniversary

Every year on July 26, we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) anniversary in the workplace, schools, and communities.  On July 26, 1990, the ADA was passed and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush, and has since gone through the necessary improvements that led to the ADA Amendment Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008.   The ADA Amendment Act was enacted to “counteract the Supreme Court’s interpretation of disability and provide broad protection from discrimination.”  Both the ADA and the ADA Amendment Act have been extremely important in the disability community because they are “civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.”

AILH is proud to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this and every year.  Please join us in sharing our gratitude and utmost respect for the disability community and those that were instrumental in creating and improving the ADA.

For more ways to celebrate all the progress the disability community has made, visit the ADA website at https://www.adaanniversary.org/home.

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